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On Help.

Elektrika Banana

Today I wanted to share with you a fact that a few of my family and friends know about me: I feel shame when I say that I am a jeweler. 

Ashamed to work in an industry of appearance and luxury goods, when so much people have it less easy than me. When so many things are more important than what you can show with what you wear. 

I've always struggled with that feeling, and only a few years ago, I've come to realized that my 'luxury goods' are not useless and superfluous for this planet. They don't, because I work hard putting meaning, love and intention in them. They are one-of-a-kind, hand-made, well made goods that my customers love and appreciate. They are valuable in more than just a mercantile way.

But still, I knew there was something more that I could do to support my community through my works. I don't have tons of money to change the World, but I have time.

Not only that, I have time AND a valuable set of skills. 

So there it is, I am using what I know best to support the wave of helpers that are out there.

I am on the path of dedicating some of my collections to movements and non-profits that need support, while making pretty things somebody will wear proudly! AND I am keeping a true fair price for my customers, I just donate my labor time.

I feel more energetic and hopeful since I'm in action. And I will go on, because I will need all the hope and energy for the years to come!

I will slowly add new designs to different causes. If a cause wins /or loses and stops, I will modify the recipient of the donation to the most relevant next one. And concretely, I will mail a check every 3 months to the non-profits, and write a post about it on my social medias to keep you informed on how it goes, and to thanks my customers.

It's small, but I guess we all have to start somewhere. And in that case, it is you and me doing it together, and I am very grateful for your support! 

So today I am more than ever proud to be an artisan jeweler. If you like my collections, go for it, it's going to make a bunch of humans happy! And if you can, consider donating your time and/or your money directly to the causes and communities you want to see thriving. Like this, that, here, and also here , just some suggestions to start!

Thank you for reading me! 

LIVING IN AMERICAAAA

Elektrika Banana

And here we are: September 9th 2015.

Today marks my fourth year in this beautiful city of Portland, Or.

My fourth year flying from Lyon, France, to the USA.

Four years ago I made my first encounter with the awesome Dragonboats racing on the Willamette river. I was also discovering the existence of the most perfect treat EVA: the FROYO!!!

So I thought that today was the perfect day to launch my website, after working hard trying to make it happen.

Tim (my husband) and I, enjoying the most delicious Froyo in town, a few days after I arrived in the US for the first time. There was a froyo foodcart downtown... the best! Just plain delicious froyo! But it closed or disapeared to go somewhere else... If you know about this little magic froyo foodcart, let me know in the comment section below!!!

Tim (my husband) and I, enjoying the most delicious Froyo in town, a few days after I arrived in the US for the first time. There was a froyo foodcart downtown... the best! Just plain delicious froyo! But it closed or disapeared to go somewhere else... If you know about this little magic froyo foodcart, let me know in the comment section below!!!

I've now been a jeweler for something like what... 9, 10 years now? i don't remember and my brain, cooked by the hours I just spend behind a computer screen, cannot do the math anymore.  Oh well..

I entered jewelry school 12 years ago... more than a decade ago, man!! And I met there the most amazing friends I could ask for. (BIG up to my 1C1 crew!) You can see some of them on my home page picture. These women are incredible!!!

12 years... I've worked back and forth in the jewelry industry and in retail, depending on what was the job market.

 And it took me thaaaat long to get sh*t done! To get on my own! To have a website, business cards, toussa toussa... And it's been the same amount of years that my best friends Simon and Emilie are supporting me toward that goal restlessly! Motivating me, helping me! Believing in me! Telling me that it's possible!!! My family too, and most recently, my husband who always told me to follow my passion. 

I guess I was scared it could work. I guess I was scared it might failed.

Over all, it seems that I was just a lil' bit shy to really give myself a try. 

But here I am! Here is my world!

I hope you'll like it!

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